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Jim Radogna

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Director of Compliance The Lloyd Andersen Group of Companies Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The College of Automotive Management Before joining LAGC, Jim spent 15 years in dealership management as a sales manager, F&I director, GM, training director and compliance officer. He was the founder and president of Dealer Compliance Consultants Inc., a national automotive compliance resources and training firm. Jim has used his knowledge and industry experience to develop unique, no-nonsense compliance and reputation management solutions for automobile dealerships of all sizes. Jim is a sought-after speaker and frequent contributor to several automotive industry publications. Visit the company’s website at CollegeofAutomotive.com.
UDAP Statutes

Keeping It Real — and Legal

Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices statutes (UDAP) cover virtually every aspect of a dealer’s sales, finance and fixed operations. Everything from advertising and...

When Little Complaints Become Big Problems

The vast majority of dissatisfied customers who threaten to call an attorney never do. For the few who follow through, the results can be...
dealership harassment

Dealership Harassment Claims – A Ticking Time Bomb That You Don’t Want to Explode

The recent wave of sexual harassment claims should be of concern in any type of business, dealerships included, as this trend represents a particular...
advertising

Advertising Violations: Easy To Find And Hard To Defend Against

There’s no doubt that the right advertising program can make you plenty of money. But as they say, it’s not how much money you...
transparency

Transparency as a competitive advantage: Is it time to change?

Dealers are constantly looking for ways to get an edge in the digital age, yet many continue to follow the same sales and advertising...

The FTC Strikes Again

And This Time it’s a Game Changer By: Jim Ragonda Back in January of 2014, I wrote in my article The FTC Strikes Again – You...

Best Practices for a Compliant Service Department

Let’s face it – service customers can be really hard to please sometimes. Despite the best efforts of dedicated dealership fixed-ops professionals, auto repair-related...

Is Your Dealership Guilty of the Ostrich Syndrome?

The Benefits of a Compliance Audit By Jim Radogna There’s something about selling that can drive even the sane to insane lengths to do a deal. Take the...
Compliant Service Department

Best Practices for a Compliant Service Department

11 points to effectively establish clear procedures By Jim Radogna Let’s face it – service customers can be really hard to please sometimes. Despite the best efforts...
Dealership Compliance

Make Dealership Compliance Your Friend

Dealership Defensive Game Plan By: Jim Radogna In many dealerships, the thought of putting together a compliance program is similar to contemplating a diet and exercise...
Joseph Michellivideo

New York Times Best-Selling Author Joseph Michelli On Airbnb’s 5 Leadership Lessons

On today's show, we’re pleased to welcome back Joseph Michelli, New York Times best-selling author and customer experience expert. Joseph also has a new...

4 Qualities Every Great Leader Needs in the Dealership

Finding a list of top leadership qualities is rather simple - a good listener, a team player, inspire others, and so on. But what...
Preston Auto Groupvideo

Preston Auto Group is Turning Heads with This Innovative Approach to Marketing

On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome Dave Wilson, Chairman of Preston Auto Group, and Tim Wilson, President of iFrog Digital Marketing.  VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  Jim Fitzpatrick:...
F&I managers

Turning Pet Peeves into Positives

Pet peeves. We’ve all got ‘em. They course through our veins and pick at our last nerve. Most of us keep them to ourselves,...
service

Boost Your Service Department’s Bottom Line

Have you ever watched an older movie and asked, “Why don't they make them like that anymore?” I know why they don't. It’s because...

Which F&I Products Should You Sell Online?

 On this week's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek explains why making all of your F&I products available online may not increase profits, and...

Taking Care of Your Service Technicians

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, CBT's Jim Fitzpatrick talks to fixed-ops expert, and regular CBT contributor, John Fairchild of Fairchild Automotive...

How to Be Productive When Traffic is Slow

 On this week's episode of Straight Talk, David Lewis talks about some newer tools that you need to learn how to use in order...

Customer-Centric Selling

Today's industry is all about customer centric selling. On today's Saturday Morning Sales Meeting, Mark Tewart discusses how to have your best Saturday ever...